Gambling, prostitution, drugs, arms trading, oil smuggling, and trafficking in people-these six illegal businesses are large and getting larger in Thailand. They distort the economy and victimize people. They are increasingly linked together through networks of protection and organized crime. They help to fund Thailand's corrosive money politics and to sustain corruption in the police. The authors argue that control of the illegal economy, especially through reform of the police, is vital for the development of a modern economy and functioning democracy.
|Publication date:||1st October 1998|
|Author:||Pasuk Phongpaichit, Sungsidh Piriyarangsan, Nualnoi Treerat|
|Publisher:||Silkworm Books an imprint of Silkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP|
|Categories:||Crime & criminology, Politics & government,|
The authors all teach economics at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.More About Pasuk Phongpaichit, Sungsidh Piriyarangsan, Nualnoi Treerat